Craig Gilroy and Monty Ioane look major tryscoring threats
Edinburgh and Ulster set for strong seasons
Benetton, Dragons, Edinburgh, Kings, Leinster, Scarlets, Ulster
Edinburgh should see off Ulster again for third spot in Conference B behind last season's finalists Leinster and Scarlets. But with plenty of off-season squad changes, handicap betting is the best way to support Richard Cockerill's men.
The same approach is probably best with Ulster, who should have less off-field distractions this term and can make the Kingspan Stadium a fortress again.
However, it is impossible to ignore the chances of winger Craig Gilroy in the top regular-season tryscorer market at 16-1.
Gilroy crossed eight times last term, before bagging a brace in Ulster's Champions Cup playoff victory over Ospreys, and was also placed in 2015-16 and 2014-15.
Benetton bounced back from a few years in the doldrums and Kiwi coach Kieran Crowley would settle for something similar. Take Monty Ioane to prove his breakout campaign eight-try haul, which included a hat-trick against Scarlets, was no fluke at 33-1 in the top tryscorer market.
The Dragons may have more dangerous than dire days. Ross Moriarty, Jordan Williams, Richard Hibbard and Aaron Jarvis are eye-catching arrivals at Rodney Parade in particular, where Bernard Jackman has won praise at the helm despite clear struggles.
C Gilroy top regular-season tryscorer
1pt e-w 16-1 Betway
M Ioane top regular-season tryscorer
1pt e-w 33-1 Betway
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